E-Mail 'On the subject of whodunnit' To A Friend

Email a copy of 'On the subject of whodunnit' to a friend

* Required Field






Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.



Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.


E-Mail Image Verification

Loading ... Loading ...

2 Comments

  • What an incredibly useful analysis, Jonathan. I love that last one (“There have been mistakes”). A popular variant on this – much used by politicians – is “Mistakes have been made”, sometimes followed by “and lessons will be learned”. Talk about evading responsibility! I wonder if another category we could add to your list is the pseudo-cleft sentence, as in: The England team needs a new manager –> What the England team needs is a new manager.